Clemson holds a 6-1 advantage in the series with Winthrop, but the Eagles defeated the Tigers last year at Clemson by a 66-61 score. Tyrone Walker, a junior forward on this year's Winthrop team, scored 25 points to lead Winthrop to the victory. Former Clemson player Tywan Harris added 17 off the bench for the NCAA-bound Winthrop team.
The loss to Winthrop was the first time Clemson had lost to a team from the Big South conference in 36 tries. The Tigers were led that night by Jamar McKnight, who poured in 20 points and Chris Hobbs who added 12.
The game will be the first for the Eagles after a 12-day layoff due to final examinations. Tickets are still available at the Civic Center of Anderson for $15 apiece. The game will also be televised live on Fox Sports South.
Starting point guard Edward Scott ranks second in the ACC in scoring heading into this week's play. He is averaging 18.4 points per game and has scored in double figures every game this season. This is the longest stetch of consecutive double scoring games of his career. His 31-9 assist to turnover ratio is best in the ACC.
Scott's backcourt teammate, Chey Christie, is second on the team in scoring with 11.6 avrage and has a 14/4 assist to turnover ration. Sharrod Ford has also scored in double figures in 4 out of 5 games and has notched at least 7 rebound in each of those contests.
The Tigers continue to dominate the boards, just as they did a year ago when they were one of the top rebounding teams in the conference. Clemson has averaged a +9.6 rebounding advantage through the first 5 games of the season.
The Tigers next game after facing Winthrop, will be against the Cincinnati Bearcats, who absolutely destroyed the 5th ranked Oregon Ducks earlier in the week to the tune of 77-52. Cincinnati is now 5-2 on the year.
Probable Starting Line-Ups
Clemson Wofford 14 Chey Christie 6-4 178 Pierre Wooten 6-3 172 10 Ed Scott 6-0 175 Tryon Myers 6-2 180 05 Sharrod Ford 6-9 220 Billy Houston 6-8 230 12 Olu Bababola 6-6 255 Tyrone Walker 6-6 228 21 Ray Henderson 6-7 265 Sheldon Bailey 6-6 230